Is Your Talent AEC-Ready?

As the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into being at the end of this year, the world’s attention focuses on the ASEAN opportunity. Organisations’ HR teams must ramp up their talent practices to support business expansion and growth in the region. Sunil Puri, Head of Research and Insights at the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) and the Editor-in-Chief of HQ Asia, evaluates the potential impact of ASEAN integration on local and global enterprises, and highlights five tactics regional HR teams need to adopt to make their talent strategy AEC-ready

This year may go down in history as a game-changer for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (ASEAN). As the pace quickens towards the formation of the AEC at the end of 2015, the region finds itself in the global spotlight. 

The ASEAN bloc has come a long way since its formation in 1967. The combined GDP of the 10 ASEAN nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) now amounts to over US$2 trillion, which would make it the sixth-largest economy in the world. Meanwhile, the combined population of these 10...

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